Common User Facility

The Common User Facility is the centrepiece of Techport Australia. A national strategic asset owned and operated by the Government of South Australia, it has proven capacity to support multiple projects concurrently with flexible access and usage arrangements.

The eight-hectare facility plays a key role in the consolidation of the state-of-the-art air warfare destroyers. It will also support the delivery of future naval projects including assembly of Australia's next generation of submarines and frigates.

The facility is available for commercial use where capacity permits, and is ideally suited to vessel repairs and maintenance, or large modular construction projects.

It offers specialised consultancy services in:

  • dockyard design, operation and maintenance
  • shiplift and ship transfer systems design, operation and maintenance
  • docking services.

With long-term growth in mind, the Common User Facility has recently been expanded to provide maximum flexibility to support future naval and commercial programs.


Techport Australia features world-class common user shipbuilding facilities including a wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest shiplift in the Southern hemisphere.

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Technical information

The Common User Facility is committed to delivering the highest service standards for its customers.

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Commercial use

The Common User Facility is available for commercial use where capacity permits.

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Consultancy services

The Common User Facility offers specialised consultancy services in dockyard design, operation and maintenance, shiplift and ship transfer systems design, operation and maintenance, and docking services.

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Site induction

All contractors must successfully complete an online induction prior to working at the Common User Facility. The induction overview’s the work site, key safety policies, emergency procedures, facility rules and other important information.

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Future expansion

The Common User Facility is capable of expansion to meet future demand.

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